The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics

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Overview

'This book makes a major contribution to an issue of central concern to feminists. It is well written, thoroughly researched and thoughtfully argued. Wide-ranging and comprehensive in scope, the book is carefully structured, using different countries to illustrate the specific ways in which affirmative action is co-opted and contained in practice' - Jeanne Gregory, Middlesex University

This timely and incisive book brings a theoretical lens to the debates around affirmative action. It presents a comparative analysis of those countries reputed to be leading the way in policies for women - the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Norway.

Carol Lee Bacchi draws upon curre

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803987937
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/4/1996
  • Pages: 208

Meet the Author

Carol Lee Bacchi is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide. Her publications include The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics (Sage, 1996), and Same Difference: Feminism and Sexual Difference (Allen & Unwin, 1990)

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Table of Contents

The Political Uses of Categories
Setting the Stage
The Politics of (Mis)representation
The Politics of Displacement
The Politics of Incorporation - C Bacchi and J Eveline
The Politics of Solidarity
The Politics of Transformation
The Politics of Difference
Conclusion
No Final Curtain

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